Auditions to be held Jan. 5, 6 for Summerstage Pro’s ‘Legally Blonde’
HOBOKEN – SummerStage Pro is a free program for teens and young adults from all over New Jersey and New York City. Spanning across economic and cultural backgrounds, SummerStage Pro is the next step for young performers who want to pursue a career in theater.
Last summer’s production of Les Miserables drew industry guests and sold out shows for the entire run.
Legally Blonde will once again be directed by Broadway performers Don Brewer (Les Miserables, The Will Rogers Follies, Mamma Mia!) and Lisa Capps (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Tommy) with choreography by a cast member from the Broadway cast.
Rehearsals begin in May with performances June 28 to July 7 at Monroe Theatrespace, Hoboken. Auditions will be on Jan. 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment at 720 Monroe St., Hoboken. High school and college performers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-339-8485 for more information and to book an audition slot. (If you are unable to attend these audition days, contact them and they will make arrangements for another time.) For more information and audition requirements visit: http://hobokenchildrenstheater.com/summerpro.)
Man found dead behind North Bergen gas station
NORTH BERGEN – A man whose body was discovered Monday morning behind a Tonnelle Avenue gas station in North Bergen has been identified through fingerprints. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office identified him Wednesday as Darryl J. Williams, 24, believed to be from Essex County.
The man was found on Monday around 8 a.m. by a passer-by who called 911. His hands were bound behind his back and his body was in a dirt lot behind the gas station, on the ground.
The prosecutor's office said the death was a homicide but did not release any more details about the cause of death or possible motive, due to the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 201-915-1345.
Free month of PATH service for 30-day Smartlink cardholders
According to officials, Hoboken residents who have a 30-day Smartlink card will get another 30 days of PATH service free. The free rides are a show of appreciation for waiting out the lengthy closure of Hoboken PATH station after Hurricane Sandy. The 30-day free passes will automatically be added to the cards of Hoboken residents who were previously registered Smartlink customers with 30-day passes.
“We truly understand the extreme difficulties that closure of the Hoboken station put on our loyal resident riders,” Stephen Kingsberry, PATH’s acting director and general manager, said in a news release.
North Bergen man charged with allegedly sexually abusing 7-year-old girl
NORTH BERGEN – According to reports on NJ.com, a 73-year-old North Bergen man was released on $50,000 cash bail last week after having been arrested on Christmas Eve on charges of allegedly sexually abusing a 7-year-old Rutherford girl. The man was also charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The man is scheduled to appear on Jan. 8 in Rutherford Municipal Court.